Opinion

Nigeria and the Question of Value Added Taxes, By Posi Olatubosun and Olaniyi Olagoke

...perhaps the FIRS could increase VAT on luxury items to 15 per cent, and leave the rate at 5 per cent for the other items. Proposing a uniform increase on VAT rate across board may be a lazy approach to fiscal policy management, and may make Nigeria to be further…
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Opinion

Revisiting “Zoning and Rotation”, By Edwin Madunagu

In place of the present office of the president, let there be a Collective Presidency or Presidential Council of six equal members, each member representing a geopolitical zone. The tenure of the Council should be four years and the headship within that tenure should rotate between the members every eight…
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Columns

Seun Onigbinde’s Dagger Through The Heart of Civic Activism, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...any critic who so caustically criticises a government, as Onigbinde has done, should stay away from it. To accept an appointment from such a government is to throw a dagger right through the soul of social criticism and the intellectual contestation of ideas. By accepting this appointment, Onigbinde desecrates the…
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Columns

Competing Public Narratives V. Co-optation By The Current One, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Even in the face of years of co-optation by a venal state, of some of the best minds out of civil society, folks still insist that it is better to serve incompetent governments from “inside” than to (painfully) develop both a new public narrative and the structures that will aid…
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Columns

Buhari, Atiku Before the Great Tribunal, By Festus Adedayo

You would think it was a scene from Geoffrey Chaucer’s classics, The Canterbury Tales and its tale of a group of pilgrims travelling from London to Canterbury to visit the shrine of St. Thomas Becket. Members of the Election Jury (EJ) have journeyed from earth to Heaven and are standing…
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Opinion

The Gains of Ugwuanyi’s Rural Development Strategy, By Louis Amoke

The governor’s policy direction, which became the fulcrum of his administration’s success story, made it possible that citizens/communities in Enugu State who have not felt the positive impact of governance for many decades did so in an ambiance of peace and harmony. Recently, the chairman, House of Representatives committee on…
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Article of Faith

Obedient Children and Children of Disobedience (1), By Femi Aribisala

Healing is the children’s bread, but the children would rather eat cake. Jesus saw Simon and Andrew and said to them: “Come after me and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 1:17). “Immediately” they left their nets and followed him; no questions asked. He also saw James and…
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